Explore the humble beginnings of the citizen science movement
From classifying the cosmos to tracking British bees, citizen science has captivated the imagination of the British public; online platforms such as Zooniverse have over 1 million participants. But, you might be surprised to hear that this isn't a new thing. Long before the internet put data at our fingertips, researchers capitalised on the power of many.
Join the Constructing Scientific Communities team for an informal discussion-based event. Learn how 19th-century models are offering ways of harnessing this huge popular interest, and how these models are helping to advance science.
- Free to attend, no registration required
- Seats allocated on a first-come-first-served basis
- Doors open at 6pm
Professor Sally Shuttleworth - Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford
Professor Chris Lintott - Professor of Astrophysics & Citizen Science Lead, University of Oxford
Dr Berris Charnley - Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Constructing Scientific Communities
Chaired by Katherine Mathieson, Director of Programmes, British Science Association
For more information please go to https://royalsociety.org/events/2015/05/citizen-science/